Clermont County East Fork Little Miami River Watershed
Let's "Fight Dirty"
The Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) and Valley View Foundation are pleased to share that the 2019 Spring Litter Clean-Up on April 13, 2019 was a great success! Over 450 volunteers came out that day to clean up 11 sites and 10 miles of river bank and shoreline across Clermont County and the East Fork Little Miami River watershed, clearing 3.2 tons of trash and contributing 1,133 hours of community service! Awesome job volunteers!
We truly appreciate the support from our event sponsors: the Clermont County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and the Southern Ohio Association of Realtors.
Thank you also to our partnering agencies and organizations, including the Clermont Office of Environmental Quality, Clermont County Park District, Clermont Office of Public Information, Ohio State University Extension, Ohio Department of Natural Resources—Divisions of Parks and Watercraft, Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD), Highland SWCD, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and the Friends of Stonelick State Park.
Event History The Clermont SWCD, Valley View Foundation, the East Fork Watershed Collaborative and the Office of Environmental Quality work together to support communities and volunteers throughout Clermont County and the East Fork Little Miami River Watershed for the annual Spring Litter Clean Up. This event is a combination of two events that have proved successful for more than 20 years in Clermont County. The Clean & Green program was started by local citizens and businesses, who believed it was a priority to address the litter problem in their region, enhance the quality of life for the county’s residents and raise environmental awareness. The event grew with the support of Clermont 20/20 and in 2011, was adopted by the Valley View Foundation to continue the beneficial efforts. The East Fork Watershed Collaborative works diligently to protect and enhance the biological, chemical and physical integrity of the East Fork Little Miami River and its tributaries. The River Sweep event began in 1992 and has had a tremendous impact on the river and its banks.